Whether you are an academic institution interested in applying for a grant or another organization keen to tackle critical cancer, social/education and/or libertarian issues together, we want to hear from you.


We receive LOI’s all year round and do not have specific deadlines. Once you have submitted your LOI you will receive further information regarding timing and next steps. 


If your project meets our funding criteria, we will contact you and extend an invitation for you to submit a full grant application for further consideration. If you are uncertain about the eligibility of your proposal, please email us at before beginning an application.



All LOIs must be submitted in accordance with the submission guidelines via proposalCENTRAL at​.

Step 1

Establish a user account to submit a grant application.  If you have an existing user account with proposalCENTRAL, simply log in to the platform with your details. 

Step 2

To begin a LOI, select “Grant Opportunities”.  Find “Rising Tide Foundation” or “Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research”. Alternatively you can find our Foundations' grant offerings at the following links:

Rising Tide Foundation:

Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Research:

Also, we now have links that will specifically go to a program (rather than the overall listing):

Libertarian Programs:


Social & Educational Programs:


Cancer Research:

Step 3

Choose your program of interest and click the “Apply Now” link to download the LOI template from proposalCENTRAL.

Step 4

Complete all fields in the application form and in the provided template(s). Please note that the LOI application is limited to 5 pages; cited publications and supporting documents are not included in this page number limit. All requested documents must be uploaded in PDF format. They must be in 10 point and Open Sans font.


For more information or technical issues, kindly refer to the FAQ section on proposalCENTRAL or contact the team at 


For any project-related queries, applicants should refer to our Programmatic Guidelines which can be downloaded from ProposalCENTRAL or via the specific grant program’s page on our website. 



Only applicants with LOIs deemed most meritorious and aligned with our grant programs’ focus will be invited to submit full applications. Instructions for the submission of full applications are provided after the LOI evaluation.